Christopher Shaw, MD. PhD

Physician Scientist, King’s College

Chris Shaw, MD, PhD, is professor of neurology and neurogenetics at the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology, and Neuroscience and head of the department of basic and clinical neuroscience and director of the Maurice Wohl Clinical Neuroscience Institute at King’s College London, and an honorary consultant neurologist and neurogeneticist at King’s College Hospital. His research is focused in the genetic, molecular, and cellular basis of motor neuron diseases such as ALS.

He began his doctoral studies in 1992 on a Wellcome Trust Fellowship with renowned neurologist Professor Alastair Compston at the University of Cambridge. Chris has led research programs that identified mutations in two genes causing ALS, namely TARDBP and FUS.